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Atletico de Madrid - A LEGENDary Reign

An Atletico Madrid Manager Mode - Aidan Legend
Started on 5 August 2014 by Ducksworthh
Latest Reply on 19 August 2014 by Ducksworthh
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Great signings mate. Paul Pogba will be an absolute gem of a buy
Neal Definetely, both key players for the upcoming season.
Fzemdegs Thanks, the graphics took a while
Toonman I'm sure he will be :D already 3 stars!

Keep reading and commenting guys :D
Can't believe you picked up Pogba for such a small up front fee! (Small for his quality anyway)
Enjoying this a lot, nice graphics! :)
Congratulations on 1000 views and FM Story Weekly :)

The Ball Is In Legend's Court
Atletico Madrid manager Aidan Legend has conducted his first training session with the players at Vicente Calderon today, three days before the team departs on their trip to America that will see them play 3 games against DC United, New England and San Jose across 11 days. Over the course of the next few days, this time should act as a trial period for the players, where Legend will decide on his first team squad over the basis of their determination, willingness, ability and communication with the other members of the team. With a star studded line up such as the one in Atletico, Legend will is sure to have his fair share of tough decisions regarding the tactical side of his reign.

Will he go with the side that won the La Liga last year, or build his own way?

Many people believe that the 4-2-3-1 should be the formation of choice for Aidan Legend, as it suits the strengths of his players, and in itself is a very strong formation both defensively and offensively. Although the transfer market is still open, many believe Legend has a strong enough squad at his disposal to compete in the LIGA already.

BBC Sport's predicted line-up for Atletico Madrid in the 2014/2015 Season:

Jan Oblak - 20 year old goalkeeper - Very strong and bags of potential.
Juanfran - 29 year old right back - Experienced, strong defensively and good on the ball.
Diego Godin - 28 year old center back - Experienced, leader, strong and solid.
Miranda - 29 year old center back - Aerial strength and defensive mastermind.
Siqueria - 28 year old left back - Quick on the wings, good passing ability and defensively strong.
Pogba - 20 year old center-midfielder - Great on the ball, superb longshot and quality passing and young.
Koke - 22 year old center-midfielder - Good pass, sound dribbling, young and strong defensively.
NEW SIGNING - left midfield position isn't strong, and next to 0 depth. Something needs to happen here.
Arda Turan - 27 year old center attacking midfielder - Good dribbler, vision, creative and a good passer.
Cuadrado - 25 year old right midfielder - Strong, pace, great dribbler and good at crossing
Mandzukic - 28 year old striker - Great in the air, strong and a workhorse.

The Atletico Madrid first team squad is very solid all round, with various strengths in different areas of the game, and with balance of play styles. If the team can gel together, and understand each-other, like they did under Simeone, the future looks bright for Atletico. On the bench, would be players such as Gabi, Alderweireld, Guilavogui, Rodriguez, Leo, Ansaldi and Raul Garcia. However, the left attacking midfield is still a problem that needs to be fixed, however with the money available to Atletico, I'm sure they will find a more than suitable candidate within the near future.
Key Players For The Team:
Diego Godin - Diego Godin was the Vice-Captain under Diego Simeone, and he played a vital part in the team that won the league last year. He showed maturity and professionalism in his role, and was always consistent, providing and doing the most for the team that he could. He is everything a manager would want in a centre back. He is an aerial threat, strong, versatile, focused, disciplined and a good sense of positioning. Diego Godin will no doubt take a leadership position with the team, and will continue his good form due to his immense ability.

Juan Cuadrado- Juan Cuadrado has only just joined the team, however he has proven himself at Fiorentina, and he has shown how deadly he can be on the wings. Juan Cuadrado has the pace, the vision and the dribbling. Cuadrado is likely to show the same venom on the La Liga turf as be did in the Serie A. Cuadrado is likely to become a big part of Legend's plans, and we personally hope to see him thrive under Legend, due to his exciting way of playing.
This is one of the better updates you have done - you deserve massive support
this writing is again incredible!

Pre-Season Wrap Up - Atletico Madrid

Atletico vs DC United (2-0) Win
Saturday 27th July - RFK Stadium - 15,054 People.

Goal- Mario Mandzukic - (14m) - Beat the man, broke through and slotted it home.
Goal - Raul Garcia (50m) - Tap in goal
Man of the Match: Raul Garcia - 7.9
Stats: Atletico: 28 Shots and 51% Possession. DC United: 5 Shots and 49% Possession.
Line-up: (4-2-3-1) - Anazubia, Juanfran, Godin, Alderweireld, Siqueria, Koke, Gabi, Cuadrado, Garcia, Rodriguez, Manduzkic
Subs: Ansaldi, Tiago, Baston, Oueslati, Saul, Gimenez

"Solid win from the boys, good warm-up game to kick everything back into gear. Was good to see all the American fans and hopefully we can keep up the good form
." -
Aidan Legend

Atletico vs New England (2-0) Win
Saturday 3rd August, Gillette Stadium, 14,834 People.

Goal - Raul Garcia (23m)
Goal - Leo (44m)
Man of the Match:
Raul Garcia - 8.0
Stats: Atletico: 22 shots, 58% Possession. New England: 15 Shots, 42% Possession.
Team: (4-2-3-1) - Anazubia, Juanfran, Godin, Miranda, Ansaldi, Koke, Gabi, Cuadrado, Garcia, Leo, Manduzkic
Subs: Oblak, Gimenez, Guilavogui, Baston, Oueslati, Insua

"Once again a good win. We were more in control this game, with a solid 58% possession, which allowed us more chances on goal. Good to see the team playing well, and I hope to see it continue." - Aidan Legend

Atletico vs San Jose (0-2) Loss
Wednesday 6th August, Buck Shaw Stadium, 9,683 People.

Goal - Lletget (30m)
Goal - Allott (61m)
Man of the Match:
A.Lawrence (GK) 8.8
Stats: Atletico: 13 Shots, 56% Possession. San Jose: 5 shots, 42% Possession.
Team: (4-2-1-3) - Oblak, Alderweireld, Godin, Miranda, Ansaldi, Koke, Guilavogui, Cuadrado, Garcia, Rodriguez, Manduzkic
Subs: Pogba, Tiago, Leo, Juanfran

"Although it is only pre-season, I am disappointed with the performance today. The lads did have to play two games in quick succession, but that does not excuse the performance today. I wish to see some better defending in future games, and some more chances up-front." - Aidan Legend

Atletico vs Rayo Majadahonda (5-0) Win
Sunday 10th of August, Nuevo Cerro del Espino Stadium, 3,865 People.

Goal - Alderweireld (15m)
Goals - Mandzukic (20m, 57m)
Goal - Fischer (62m)
Goal - Alderweireld (72m)
Man of the Match:
Mario Mandzukic (9.3)
Stats: Atletico: 45 shots, 57% Possession. Rayo: 4 shots, 43% Possession.
Team: (3-5-2) - Oblak, Alderweireld, Godin, Miranda, Guilavogui, Koke, Pogba, Juanfran, Fischer, Leo, Manduzkic
Subs: Lazcarette, Tiago, Gabi

"Great performance today from the team. I would have liked to see more goals considering the amount of shots on goal, however I cannot be disappointed with a 5-0 win. I wish to see more dominating performances like this in the future. This wraps up a overall decent pre-season for us, and leaves us in good stead for the season ahead." - Aidan Legend

Predicted table + odds for the season
good pre-season! now to prove the oddmakers wrong!
Pre-season was good, unfortunate about that loss :(
Looks like a good pre-season and hopefully you can take the results into the season
Pogba and Cuadrado are amazing buys, I think you'll win the league if you can sign an AML! :)
Very nice update, perhaps you can sign Griezmann like in real life to supplement your left wing ;)
Good pre-season. Can you pull it off and win the title I wonder? :)

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